January 25 / 14.30 Newcastle (AW)

14.30 Newcastle (AW)

Standard To Slow

SCU Selects Expert Tips By BetUK Handicap

  • Prize money: £5129.32
  • 1m 2f 42y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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SCU Selects Expert Tips By BetUK Handicap

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Partly cloudy

9/4 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 111-14 BF

Last run: 2 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Yet another who has benefited from the switch to Mick Appleby, completing a 1m four-timer in recent weeks; blew the start (not for the first time) when winning run came to a halt at Southwell (1m again) on Monday so that probably shouldn't be taken to suggest that the handicapper's got him, particularly as Billy Loughnane takes 5lb off this time; first attempt at this trip.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

2

(2)

25th Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

14:30 Newcastle (AW)

Zealot

9st 10lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Michael Appleby

slowly away, held up in last, headway and went second over 1f out, ridden and led inside final furlong, kept on strongly

9/4

4th

7

(3)

23rd Jan 2023

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 3

15:40 Southwell (AW)

Zealot

8st 11lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

Big improver in cheekpieces and has won his last four starts, the last three over C&D; he's climbing the weights and is in a tougher race today but is clearly thriving and could still have more left in the tank.

3/1

1st

5

(4)

10th Jan 2023

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 4

19:30 Southwell (AW)

Zealot

9st 1lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

Just lost out on yard debut but has put a firecracker under his handicap mark since with three 1m wins (two C&D) since cheekpieces added; the winning margins are shrinking and is now 4lb higher than when a narrow winner 12 days ago so this might not be plain sailing.

5/4

11/4

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 341- D

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Shaped well in a warm race on the first of two turf starts for Sir Michael Stoute last spring and, having had wind surgery and been sold for 60,000gns in October, this well-bred colt easily made a winning return to action for his new stable in a 1m2f Lingfield novice seven weeks ago; more will be needed now moving into handicap company against established opposition but he's promising.
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2nd

4

(7)

25th Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

14:30 Newcastle (AW)

Crystal Delight

9st 9lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: William Jarvis

prominent, led going easily over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, no match for winner

11/4

1st

4

(4)

7th Dec 2022

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

14:35 Lingfield (AW)

Crystal Delight

9st 7lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: William Jarvis

Well-bred colt who ran twice on turf for Sir Michael Stoute in the spring (1m2f, good to firm), finishing a promising third on his Leicester debut but disappointing when sent off odds-on at Windsor next time; makes his debut for his new yard after 212 days off having undergone wind surgery in May and changed hands for 60,000gns in October; brother to a Polytrack winner and market can guide.

9/4

OUR TIP

Form: 5111-3 CD

Last run: 4 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Won first three starts for this yard and lost little in defeat when third in a very competitive 1m2f event at Lingfield on Saturday, particularly as he didn't enjoy the smoothest run through; good shout if over those exertions.
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3rd

5

(1)

25th Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

14:30 Newcastle (AW)

Dream Harder

9st 7lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Ian Williams

in touch with leaders, ridden and went third over 1f out, no match for first two

9/4

3rd

3

(3)

21st Jan 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

13:37 Lingfield (AW)

Dream Harder

9st 12lb

J: James Doyle

T: Ian Williams

took keen hold, midfield

4/1

1st

6

(1)

28th Dec 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 42y

Class 5

15:20 Newcastle (AW)

Dream Harder

9st 11lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Ian Williams

Failed to win for Jamie Osborne but made it 2-2 both for his new yard and in Tapeta handicaps when winning at Wolverhampton on Monday (about 1m1f); needs to settle better on this second quick start under the penalty but the hat-trick is very much on the cards otherwise.

Evs

11/1

Form: 17553- CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
C&D winner in October; another creditable effort when third to the reopposing Dream Harder over C&D four weeks ago but that rival may be too strong again.
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4th

6

(5)

25th Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

14:30 Newcastle (AW)

Freak Out

9st 3lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Gemma Tutty

raced in second, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

11/1

3rd

1

(9)

28th Dec 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 42y

Class 5

15:20 Newcastle (AW)

Freak Out

10st 0lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Gemma Tutty

Goes well here and is only 2lb higher than when winning over C&D in October; hasn't stayed longer trips the past twice, hanging left under pressure each time, and is one to consider returned to 1m2f.

11/2

5th
7 (3)
Busby

11/1

Form: 6112-6

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Added to his healthy AW strike-rate with two 9.5f Wolverhampton wins last month; just as good when chasing home the reopposing Dream Harder there on Boxing Day but another nudge up the weights seemed to anchor him last time.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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5th

7

(3)

25th Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

14:30 Newcastle (AW)

Busby

9st 0lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Philip Kirby

Added to his healthy AW strike-rate with two 9.5f Wolverhampton wins last month; just as good when chasing home the reopposing Dream Harder there on Boxing Day but another nudge up the weights seemed to anchor him last time.

11/1

6th

4

(9)

9th Jan 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 5

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Busby

9st 10lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Philip Kirby

Made it 4-4 over C&D when completing a double last month and he ran well again to finish second behind a well-backed improver here 14 days ago; up another 3lb but he remains well treated on his best form and is a key player.

5/1

2nd

1

(5)

26th Dec 2022

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 5

16:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Busby

10st 0lb

J: Madi Patzelt

T: Philip Kirby

Made it 4-4 over C&D with two wins already this month, the latest in an amateur riders' event 13 days ago; 4lb higher but still a major player given his record around here.

5/2

14/1

Form: 00956- CD

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Three wins in 2022, including over C&D off this mark in January; ended the year with some respectable efforts on AW and certainly no surprise were he to go well.
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6th

1

(6)

25th Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

14:30 Newcastle (AW)

Society Red

9st 11lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Three wins in 2022, including over C&D off this mark in January; ended the year with some respectable efforts on AW and certainly no surprise were he to go well.

14/1

6th

6

(6)

26th Dec 2022

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 2

16:10 Wolverhampton (AW)

Society Red

8st 11lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Richard Fahey

Three wins this year, including over C&D off this mark in February, but he finished around 3l behind Civil Law back here last time; a 4lb pull may not be enough for him to reverse the placings.

12/1

5th

1

(11)

19th Nov 2022

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 3

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Society Red

9st 11lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

held up in last

16/1

Form: 67707-

Last run: 124 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Close third in a 1m Irish Group 2 in September 2021 but nothing like that in his six starts since, the last three for this yard; tongue-tie off, first-time cheekpieces on now returning to AW (won a Dundalk maiden on debut) after a four-month break; plenty to prove.
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7th

3

(4)

25th Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

14:30 Newcastle (AW)

Absolute Ruler

9st 10lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Jennie Candlish

Close third in a 1m Irish Group 2 in September 2021 but nothing like that in his six starts since, the last three for this yard; tongue-tie off, first-time cheekpieces on now returning to AW (won a Dundalk maiden on debut) after a four-month break; plenty to prove.

25/1

7th

8

(5)

23rd Sep 2022

Good

1m 1f 0y

Class 3

17:20 Newmarket

Absolute Ruler

9st 9lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Jennie Candlish

midfield, lost position over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out

33/1

10th

7

(6)

20th Aug 2022

Good

0m 7f 127y

Class 2

15:40 Chester

Absolute Ruler

9st 4lb

J: David Nolan

T: Jennie Candlish

slowly into stride, niggled along soon after start, raced in last, pushed along and struggling from 3f out, never going well

33/1

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Payout
Exacta £13.20
Straight Forecast £12.84
Trifecta £24.40

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Dream Harder

TOPSPEED:

Busby

NEWMARKET:

Crystal Delight

The Sun:

Zealot

Telegraph:

Crystal Delight

RP Ratings:

Dream Harder

The Times:

Dream Harder

Daily Mail:

Dream Harder

D Express:

Dream Harder

Daily Mirror:

Dream Harder

Daily Record:

Dream Harder

The Star:

Zealot

POSTDATA:

Busby

The Guardian:

Busby